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Who Are Ya? is like Wordle but with football players

I have enjoyed seeing Wordle fans make a million new daily puzzle games to make us guess words in strange and cruel new ways. I have enjoyed even more seeing Wordle fans make daily puzzle games which aren’t about guessing words, using familiar elements for whole new challenges. Heardle makes you guess songs by listening to their opening seconds. And now I’ve learned about Who Are Ya?, a game which uses the Wordle format to make you guess the identify of footballers. It’s an interesting challenge. Read more

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Why does Rekkles have number 8 on his jersey at Karmine Corp? League of Legends star reveals the English Premier League footballer that inspired him

Big-name League of Legends player Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larsson has spoken about the English Premier League footballer who was his idol. 25-year-old Swedish ADC player Rekkles recently moved to Karmine Corp (KC) in the French LFL – one tier below the LEC which he was previously competing in with G2 Esports. As part of being with KC, Rekkles has a jersey number – 8. But why this number and who inspired him? Continue reading Why does Rekkles have number 8 on his jersey at Karmine Corp? League of Legends star reveals the English Premier League footballer that inspired him

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True Geordie enlists top Twitch streamers in UK’s first ever Twitch Rivals IRL sports event to raise money for Alan Shearer Foundation, as Twitch reports sport as one of its ‘strongest new verticles’

Some of the UK’s biggest online content creators will line-up in a charity five-a-side football tournament hosted by streaming personality True Geordie tomorrow (December 9th 2021). It is the UK’s first ever IRL in-real-life live sports event hosted by livestreaming tournament series Twitch Rivals and will raise money for the Alan Shearer Foundation. Teams will go head-to-head in the round robin football tournament, with a guaranteed $50,000 going to the Alan Shearer Foundation which supports disabled children and adults.  Continue reading True Geordie enlists top Twitch streamers in UK’s first ever Twitch Rivals IRL sports event to raise money for…

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Former Manchester United star launches Talent Lyfe agency backed by esports organisation Galaxy Racer

Former Manchester United and France international footballer Mikaël Silvestre has today announced the launch of Talent Lyfe, an agency to represent athletes and young talent in sports. Talent Lyfe has also signed a partnership agreement with and received investment from Galaxy Racer, the esports organisation headquartered in Dubai. Galaxy Racer will spearhead Talent Lyfe’s marketing strategy, brand development and commercial representation, including its growing portfolio of clients. Talent Lyfe’s advisory team comprises of experts in the field of sport, law, medicine, media, business and investment, with its key focus on delivering success on and off the field. Continue reading Former…

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New Burnley College facility becomes the Burnley FC Esports Academy, will teach the esports BTEC and scout future pro gamers

Burnley College has teamed up with the esports arm of Premier League football club Burnley FC to foster the next generation of pro gaming talent. The college is teaching the esports BTEC qualification developed by Pearson and the British Esports Association, which covers a variety of areas including business marketing, event planning, broadcasting, production and more. Burnley College’s new facility has been renamed to the Burnley FC Esports Academy as part of the partnership, and players at the college will represent Burnley FC Esports in the British Esports Student Championships in games like Rocket League, Overwatch, League of Legends and…

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Guild adds FIFA to academy, partners with one of the lowest-ranked Irish football teams in FIFA video games

UK esports organisation Guild Esports has announced a new strategic partnership with cult football team, Ireland-based Finn Harps FC – also known as Harps. Statistically one of the lowest-ranked teams in history when it comes to FIFA games, Harps will work with Guild Esports to increase Guild’s audience base in Ireland, and to encourage Irish FIFA gaming talent to join Guild’s academy, helping them become esports stars of tomorrow. Founded in 1954, Finn Harps FC is a member-owned community football club based in Ballybofey, County Donegal, at the club’s home ground of Finn Park. Continue reading Guild adds FIFA to…

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Evil Geniuses now valued at $255m after partnering with Wolves and receiving new investment from football club’s owners

Premier League football club Wolves have partnered with North American esports giant Evil Geniuses in a deal that will see both teams increase their reach into new geographic markets. The partnership comes off the back of Wolves parent company Fosun Sports Group investing in the Seattle-based esports organisation, valuing the team at $255m and making it the first esports team with a physical presence in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, according to a press release published today. Continue reading Evil Geniuses now valued at $255m after partnering with Wolves and receiving new investment from football club’s owners

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Amazon’s Prime Gaming signs two-year shirt sponsorship with Stevenage FC

Prime Gaming, Amazon Prime’s destination for gamers, has today announced an exclusive two-year shirt sponsorship with EFL League Two’s Stevenage FC. The sponsorship will run until the end of the 2022/23 season and will see the Prime Gaming logo appear on both the home and away kits of football club Stevenage. Stevenage will debut the new shirts during the club’s pre-season friendly game against Crystal Palace on July 23rd. Replica shirts will be available to pre-order from the Stevenage club store from today (July 22nd). Continue reading Amazon’s Prime Gaming signs two-year shirt sponsorship with Stevenage FC

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UK YouTubers to compete in Clash of Creators football charity match raising money for MIND

Online stars WroeToShaw, Morgz, JaackMaate, ImAlexx, Spencer Owen (pictured left), Sharky (right) and more are raising money for the MIND mental health charity. Many of the YouTubers taking part in the Clash of Creators Football Match are from the UK. Clash of Creators is a charity football match featuring some of the most well-known online influencers in the UK, plus a selection of up-and-coming creators. It will take place on July 25th at Aveley Football Ground from 12pm to 6pm. Continue reading UK YouTubers to compete in Clash of Creators football charity match raising money for MIND

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Only the Ultimate Edition of FIFA 22 will come with a next-gen upgrade

By Dom Peppiatt 12 July 2021 17:09 GMT If you buy the Standard Edition of FIFA 22 on PS4 or Xbox One, you will not be able to upgrade to the next-gen versions for free – that privilege is locked behind the more expensive version.Unlike last year’s FIFA 21, where you could upgrade your game for free if you purchased it on the last generation of hardware, only FIFA 22’s Ultimate Edition ($99.99 / £89.99) will come with Dual Entitlement, making it more expensive for players that plan to upgrade their hardware in the coming year to get started with…

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Is Manager Man the latest Embracer Group acquisition?

THQ Nordic, an arm of the monolithic and ever-hungry Embracer Group, today released new footie manager sim We Are Football – and I spy a very familiar absence-of-face on the box. The cover shows a fella in a suit pumping his fist, while his face is shrouded in shadow. I’ve seen this pose before. Could this be what happened to Football Manager’s mascot after he was fired? Have Embracer Group acquired even Manager Man now? Where does it end? Read more

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Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin joins new UK esports org Semper Fortis as ambassador

English professional footballer Dominic Calvert-Lewin has made his first move into esports as an ambassador for Semper Fortis Esports, a new UK-based organisation. Semper Fortis listed on the Aquis Stock Exchange in April, with £2.6m raised, and Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell is on board as a non-executive director. Everton’s Calvert-Lewin was rumoured to be in talks with Semper Fortis earlier this month – along with Manchester United English footballer Harry Maguire – and the Everton striker has now officially been signed.  Continue reading Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin joins new UK esports org Semper Fortis as ambassador

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Esports firm ESL ‘on standby’ for more banter after being mistaken for football’s European Super League: “It was such a surprise for our social media team!”

The so-called European Super League has dominated headlines and conversations across the world this week – and given ESL’s social media team an unexpected headache in the process. The proposed breakaway football league was to adopt a US-style franchise model with 20 clubs across Europe taking part, including English Premier League sides Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man United and Man City, but plans for the league are up in the air after clubs dropped out following fan backlash. Continue reading Esports firm ESL ‘on standby’ for more banter after being mistaken for football’s European Super League: “It was such a…

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EA bans FIFA player for life after they sent racial abuse to footballer Ian Wright

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 17:55 GMT This follows the teenager being spared a conviction in a court ruling this week. Publisher Electronic Arts has issued a lifetime ban to a FIFA player who sent racial abuse to the footballer Ian Wright.As reported by Eurogamer, 18-year-old Patrick O’Brien lost a game in FIFA Ultimate Team last year while they were using the Ian Wright icon card. So, they did the only logical thing: send the real Ian Wright a load – 20 messages – of racist abuse via Instagram in May 2020. The case obviously went to court,…